The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Support Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Support Engineer
Rank 820 839 835
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 63 68 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.058% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.061% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 62 66 38
Average salary £41,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.81% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,900 £36,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+21.94% +16.12%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Linux Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer within the UK.

Linux Support Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 within the UK.

Linux Support Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +29 61 £41,000 +10.81% 7
South East +5 24 £45,000 +13.20% 5
London +55 15 £38,500 -3.75% 2
Surrey +22 12 £50,000 +25.00%
East of England +15 12 £41,950 +4.87%
Cambridgeshire +13 12 £41,950 +4.87%
Woking - 11 £50,000 -
Cambridge +25 10 £41,950 +4.87%
Berkshire +5 10 £32,500 +18.18% 2
West Midlands -6 4 £48,000 +47.69%
Coventry -8 4 £48,000 +47.69%
Reading -13 4 £27,500 -
Yorkshire +9 3 £27,500 +22.22%
City of London - 3 £38,500 -
Guildford +9 2 £45,000 +50.00%
North West -15 2 £31,500 -8.69%
South Yorkshire - 2 £26,250 -
Sheffield - 2 £26,250 -
Oxfordshire +15 1 £28,500 -46.22% 1
North Yorkshire +14 1 £35,000 +55.55%
Manchester +9 1 £31,500 -7.35%
Slough +5 1 £28,500 -5.00% 1
Stockport 0 1 £31,500 -7.35%
Hampshire -1 1 £45,000 +13.20% 2
Cheshire -9 1 - -
South West - 1 £45,000 -
Scotland - 1 £27,500 -
Warrington - 1 - -
Harrogate - 1 £35,000 -
Oxford - 1 £28,500 - 1

Linux Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Linux Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Support Engineer in their job title.

1 139 (100.00%) Linux
2 65 (46.76%) Red Hat
3 61 (43.88%) VMware
4 60 (43.17%) Apache
5 53 (38.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 44 (31.65%) Windows
6 44 (31.65%) Nagios
7 40 (28.78%) MySQL
8 39 (28.06%) Oracle
8 39 (28.06%) Tomcat
9 38 (27.34%) Python
10 33 (23.74%) UNIX
10 33 (23.74%) Perl
11 29 (20.86%) SQL Server
12 27 (19.42%) PHP
12 27 (19.42%) Clustering
13 24 (17.27%) Load Balancing
14 22 (15.83%) SQL
14 22 (15.83%) JBoss
15 21 (15.11%) MS Excel
15 21 (15.11%) VMware Infrastructure
16 20 (14.39%) Ubuntu
16 20 (14.39%) Incident Management
16 20 (14.39%) KVM
17 18 (12.95%) SAN
18 17 (12.23%) SSL
18 17 (12.23%) HP
19 16 (11.51%) CentOS
19 16 (11.51%) Plesk
19 16 (11.51%) cPanel

Linux Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Linux Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 60 (43.17%) Apache
2 39 (28.06%) Tomcat
3 22 (15.83%) JBoss
4 15 (10.79%) nginx
5 12 (8.63%) IIS
6 6 (4.32%) SharePoint
6 6 (4.32%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (3.60%) Zope
7 5 (3.60%) Plone
8 4 (2.88%) CMS
8 4 (2.88%) Alfresco
8 4 (2.88%) WordPress
8 4 (2.88%) Drupal
9 2 (1.44%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.72%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.72%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 21 (15.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.44%) MS Office
3 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.07%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (9.35%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (8.63%) Amazon S3
3 12 (8.63%) Amazon SQS
3 12 (8.63%) Amazon ELB
3 12 (8.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (4.32%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (3.60%) IaaS
6 4 (2.88%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.95%) SAN
2 17 (12.23%) SSL
3 15 (10.79%) TCP/IP
4 14 (10.07%) DNS
4 14 (10.07%) Firewall
5 12 (8.63%) OpenVPN
6 10 (7.19%) FTP
7 6 (4.32%) HTTP
8 5 (3.60%) LAN
8 5 (3.60%) WAN
8 5 (3.60%) VPN
9 4 (2.88%) Internet
9 4 (2.88%) SMTP
9 4 (2.88%) SSH
10 3 (2.16%) DHCP
11 2 (1.44%) INAP
11 2 (1.44%) SS7
11 2 (1.44%) Telnet
11 2 (1.44%) LDAP
11 2 (1.44%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (28.78%) MySQL
2 29 (20.86%) SQL Server
3 13 (9.35%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (8.63%) Redis
4 12 (8.63%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (5.76%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.88%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.88%) JIRA
2 2 (1.44%) Subversion
3 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.72%) Gerrit
General
1 14 (10.07%) Finance
2 7 (5.04%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.60%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.88%) Games
5 2 (1.44%) Advertising
6 1 (0.72%) Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Billing
6 1 (0.72%) Marketing
6 1 (0.72%) French Language
6 1 (0.72%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.72%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.07%) Web Services
2 6 (4.32%) XML
3 4 (2.88%) HTML
4 3 (2.16%) Flash
5 2 (1.44%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.44%) .NET
5 2 (1.44%) J2EE
5 2 (1.44%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.72%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.72%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.72%) REST
6 1 (0.72%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (19.42%) Clustering
2 10 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.32%) Open Source
3 6 (4.32%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.60%) Replication
5 4 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.88%) iPad
5 4 (2.88%) User Experience
6 3 (2.16%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.16%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.16%) E-Learning
7 2 (1.44%) BBC
7 2 (1.44%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.72%) Derivative
8 1 (0.72%) Wiki
8 1 (0.72%) Statistics
8 1 (0.72%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.72%) DTV
8 1 (0.72%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 139 (100.00%) Linux
2 53 (38.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 44 (31.65%) Windows
4 33 (23.74%) UNIX
5 20 (14.39%) Ubuntu
6 16 (11.51%) CentOS
7 12 (8.63%) Amazon Linux
8 11 (7.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (7.91%) Debian
9 10 (7.19%) Android
9 10 (7.19%) Apple iOS
10 8 (5.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (5.76%) Windows 7
10 8 (5.76%) Windows 8
11 5 (3.60%) AIX
11 5 (3.60%) Solaris
12 4 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (2.16%) SUSE
14 2 (1.44%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.72%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (17.27%) Load Balancing
2 20 (14.39%) Incident Management
3 14 (10.07%) Network Design
4 12 (8.63%) Migration
5 11 (7.91%) ITIL
6 10 (7.19%) Change Management
7 8 (5.76%) Service Management
8 6 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (4.32%) Configuration Management
8 6 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (4.32%) Change Control
8 6 (4.32%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (2.88%) ITSM
9 4 (2.88%) Project Management
9 4 (2.88%) B2B
9 4 (2.88%) Problem Management
9 4 (2.88%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (2.88%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (2.16%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (2.16%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 38 (27.34%) Python
2 33 (23.74%) Perl
3 27 (19.42%) PHP
4 22 (15.83%) SQL
5 14 (10.07%) Java
5 14 (10.07%) Bash Shell
6 9 (6.47%) Shell Script
7 5 (3.60%) Ruby
7 5 (3.60%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.16%) C++
9 2 (1.44%) Korn
10 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.72%) C
10 1 (0.72%) C#
10 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.72%) VBScript
10 1 (0.72%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 11 (7.91%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.19%) Degree
3 9 (6.47%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.47%) RHCE
4 4 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.88%) CTC Cleared
4 4 (2.88%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.44%) MCP
5 2 (1.44%) LPIC
5 2 (1.44%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.72%) RHCA
6 1 (0.72%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.32%) SLA
2 1 (0.72%) PMBOK
2 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.72%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (15.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (14.39%) KVM
3 9 (6.47%) Active Directory
4 7 (5.04%) vSphere
4 7 (5.04%) VMware ESX
5 6 (4.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 6 (4.32%) VMware Server
6 3 (2.16%) Postfix
6 3 (2.16%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.44%) NFS
7 2 (1.44%) Sendmail
7 2 (1.44%) XenServer
8 1 (0.72%) Docker
8 1 (0.72%) Corosync
8 1 (0.72%) iptables
8 1 (0.72%) Xen
8 1 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.72%) XenApp
8 1 (0.72%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 44 (31.65%) Nagios
2 16 (11.51%) Plesk
2 16 (11.51%) cPanel
3 14 (10.07%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (8.63%) Webmin
4 12 (8.63%) logstash
5 11 (7.91%) Tivoli
6 7 (5.04%) Puppet
7 5 (3.60%) Opsview
8 4 (2.88%) NetBackup
8 4 (2.88%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (1.44%) SCCM
9 2 (1.44%) Ansible
10 1 (0.72%) Mesos
10 1 (0.72%) vMotion
10 1 (0.72%) Salt
10 1 (0.72%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.72%) Pacemaker
10 1 (0.72%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.72%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 65 (46.76%) Red Hat
2 61 (43.88%) VMware
3 39 (28.06%) Oracle
4 17 (12.23%) HP
5 12 (8.63%) Microsoft
6 6 (4.32%) SAP
7 5 (3.60%) Cisco
7 5 (3.60%) IBM
7 5 (3.60%) Symantec
8 4 (2.88%) EMC
8 4 (2.88%) SolarWinds
8 4 (2.88%) Google
9 2 (1.44%) Sophos
9 2 (1.44%) NetApp
10 1 (0.72%) Blue Coat
10 1 (0.72%) Veeam
10 1 (0.72%) F5
10 1 (0.72%) Juniper
10 1 (0.72%) Citrix
10 1 (0.72%) Sun
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